Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Dangers Of Using Polythene Bags

Did you know that an average person consumes- at least one kilogrammes of plastic every year? Go to a market place you will find vegetable and fruit vendors handling over things in transparent plastic bags to their customers grocers to use these bags for packing food items like grains, clothes toys, shoes, electric items, magazines and what not are all pre-packed and sold in these bags shopers students also prefer to pack their lunch in plastic bags, shoppers, students also prefer to pack their lunch in plastic bags. The milk and bread man packs and delivers things in plastic bags. But what happens to these plastic bags, it is here where the hazard associated plastic degenerates slowly, plastic breaks into smaller pieces leaving plastic dust as residue and cannot be consumed by caused harmful effects on soil, water and air. But flow of NEMA has acted upon & situation improved


  • The organization most involved in what happened: NEMA

Events like these happen:


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  • This story makes me feel happy
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Laroo Market, Gulu, Uganda
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